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Cottage for 6 people in Dauphin Island, with garden
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 0.8mi to the beach
4.7
20 reviews
Dauphin Island, Alabama Gulf Coast
$99per night
Vacation apartment for 4 people in Gulf Shores, with garden, with pets
4.0
25 reviews
Gulf Shores, Alabama Gulf Coast
$74per night
Apartment for 2 people in Gulf Shores, with pool
2 pers., 1 bedrooms
4.1
16 reviews
Gulf Shores, Alabama Gulf Coast
$61per night
Large vacation apartment for 8 people in Lake Guntersville, with garden
8 pers., 3 bedrooms
4.7
20 reviews
Lake Guntersville, Alabama
$103per night
Large vacation apartment for 8 people in Gulf Shores, with balcony/terrace and pool as well as balcony
8 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.6
15 reviews
Gulf Shores, Alabama Gulf Coast
$153per night
Large vacation apartment for 12 people in Lake Martin, with balcony/terrace and balcony
12 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.9
20 reviews
Lake Martin, Alabama
$226per night
Vacation apartment for 4 people in Fairhope, with garden
4 pers., 1 bedrooms
4.5
4 reviews
Fairhope, Alabama Gulf Coast
$70per night
Cottage for 6 people in Lake Guntersville, with garden
6 pers., 3 bedrooms
4.6
20 reviews
Lake Guntersville, Alabama
$153per night
Cottage for 2 people in Alabama, with garden
2 pers., 1 bedrooms
4.9
18 reviews
Alabama
$81per night
Vacation apartment for 8 people in Gulf Shores, with balcony/terrace and pool as well as balcony
8 pers., 3 bedrooms
4.2
15 reviews
Gulf Shores, Alabama Gulf Coast
$291per night
Large vacation apartment for 7 people in Scottsboro, with garden
7 pers., 3 bedrooms
4.9
9 reviews
Scottsboro, Lake Guntersville
$58per night
Large vacation apartment for 6 people in Lake Guntersville, with balcony/terrace
6 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.6
20 reviews
Lake Guntersville, Alabama
$111per night
Vacation apartment for 3 people in Lake Martin, with pool
3 pers., 1 bedrooms
5.0
20 reviews
Lake Martin, Alabama
$75per night
Large vacation apartment for 12 people in Dauphin Island, with garden
12 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1.1mi to the beach
4.9
20 reviews
Dauphin Island, Alabama Gulf Coast
$143per night
Vacation apartment for 6 people in Lake Martin, with balcony/terrace
6 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.9
20 reviews
Lake Martin, Alabama
$146per night
Large vacation apartment for 5 people in Fairhope, with garden
5 pers., 3 bedrooms
5.0
3 reviews
Fairhope, Alabama Gulf Coast
$76per night
Large vacation apartment for 8 people in Lake Guntersville, with balcony/terrace
8 pers., 3 bedrooms
5.0
3 reviews
Lake Guntersville, Alabama
$98per night
Cottage for 6 people in Mobile Bay, with garden
6 pers., 3 bedrooms
4.7
20 reviews
Mobile Bay, Alabama Gulf Coast
$167per night
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Highlights in Alabama

  • Mountain scenery to Gulf Shore beaches
  • Waterway kayaking
  • The U.S. Space and Rocket Center
  • The enormous USS Alabama
  • The National Shrimp Festival

Most popular in Alabama

Pool 6,774
Internet 8,152
Balcony/Terrace 7,157
TV 8,231
Air conditioning 8,373
Garden 1,218
Parking 7,736
Washing machine 7,554
Sauna 2,354

Vacation Rentals in Alabama

From mountain cabins to city rentals

Your choice of vacation rentals in Alabama is as varied as the state itself. Rustic mountain cabins are perfect for romantic breaks or action-packed outdoor vacations. In contrast, the state's capital Montgomery and its largest town Birmingham offer family-friendly attractions and plenty of history to explore.

Enjoy an Alabama beach house

If you want sand and sea right on your doorstep then choose a beach house along the Gulf Shore. Many rentals offer terraces and gardens with swimming pools, barbecues and hot-tubs.

Holiday in Alabama

Orientation

A state full of contrasts

Alabama lies in the southern USA and is roughly divided into four regions, a mountainous north, central Alabama with its large metropolitan areas, the River Heritage of the south, and the Gulf Coast. As well as having historic cities, the state is known for its scenic beauty and outdoor attractions. Alabama is served by four main commercial airports, the largest being Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. Access by car is easy with five major US routes crossing the state.

Alabama - where history was made

The state is named after the Alabama Native American people. Montgomery was the original Confederate capital and is now the state capital. It was where the Civil Rights Movement was born in the 1960s. The Mississippi River borders Alabama and the state has more inland waterways than anywhere else in America. It also has several nicknames including the 'Heart of Dixie', the 'Cotton State', and the 'Yellowhammer State' after its symbolic bird.

Activities

A coastal destination

Alabama has over 30 miles of white sandy beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. Orange Beach is the perfect place to head whether you simply want to chill on the sand or be active in or on the water. Take a boat trip for some deep-sea fishing or hike the wildlife trails along the coast with your binoculars ready to spot the shorebirds.

A destination for the outdoor life

From winter skiing in the northern mountains to exploring the coastal areas, Alabama provides a wealth of outdoor activities, many centered on nature reserves like Splinter Hill Bog. This huge protected boggy area is full of white-topped pitcher plants and other beautiful wildflowers. If you love messing about on the water, then take to a kayak and explore a stretch of the Scenic River Trail. The whole trail offers over 600 miles of spectacular scenery.

A destination for history buffs

Both Montgomery and Birmingham are perfect destinations for history enthusiasts. Montgomery has many monuments dedicated to the Civil Rights Movement while Birmingham showcases America's industrial heritage with places like the Sloss Furnaces. For over a century this enormous site produced pig-iron, today it is an industrial monument with workshops draped in cobwebs and eerily quiet production lines. Its museum explores the history of the furnaces. Also, pay a visit to the remains of a pre-Columbian Mississippian civilization at Moundville near Tuscaloosa.

Alabama is a state of firsts. The worlds' first Mardi Gras was held in the state, the first rocket to put humans on the moon was built at Huntsville and Montgomery was home to the worlds' first electric trolleybus back in 1886.

Top 5 things to do in Alabama

1. The Civil Rights Memorial Center

Located in the state's capital Montgomery, the circular design of this center provides a poignant memorial to 40 martyrs of the movement as well as celebrating the life and works of Marth Luther King Jr.

2. An underground world

For over 10,000 years prehistoric man made his home in the underground world of Russell Cave. A visit charts the daily lives of early American inhabitants from pre-history until the arrival of western settlers in the mid-17th-century.

3. A testament to a remarkable lady

Helen Keller was born and lived in Tuscumbia in her simple clapboard home, Ivy Green. The house remained undamaged throughout the civil war and is now maintained in its original state in memory of this strong woman.

4. Be an astronaut for the day

Once a district known for its watercress production, the race into space transformed Huntsville into a huge technology town and home to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

5. An ancient site

The USS Alabama Battleship is moored at Mobile. Famous for surviving nine major WWII battles without losing a single sailor, the ship now provides a fascinating insight into naval life.

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Walking on the wild side

As a large state, Alabama has a varied programme of annual events but a hugely popular one is the National Shrimp Festival held every October along the Gulf Shore. Crafts, local produce, live music, and plenty of delicious shrimp draw thousands of visitors every year.